Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's class is currently covering vector addition, subtraction, and scaling. We worked on some strategies for converting word problems to vector setups and talked about rules for converting between component form and angle/magnitude form, then figured out which strategies were most effective for each form."
"The student and I went over how to graph a variety of functions in preparation of her two-part final starting Wednesday and continuing into Thursday. She felt confident in her graphing of most problems save the form of the rational function, which we spent extra time on. We are meeting again tomorrow to make sure she is confident going into the final and will be able to tackle any problem she previously might have had reservations about."
"The student had 2 math worksheets assigned for tomorrow. He had finished one at school, so we only had one to do together. This was on comparing fractions and finding a common denominator. He didn't have any other homework we could do together, so we did some additional practice of turning mixed numbers into improper fractions and vice versa. We also did some timed flashcard practice to review his multiplication tables."
"Today we continued to cover trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their applications. We also went over identities and how to prove identities. The student did not seem to be struggling too much with the material, as he was able to grasp the concepts and ideas rather easily. He has enough practice to go over before our next meeting. He also told me that he got a 95 on his last test, which is great to hear."
"The student and I worked hard at reviewing concepts regarding fractions for her test next week. These concepts included adding/subtracting fractions, finding the least common denominator, and putting fractions in a particular order. By the end of this session, she had a very good understanding of the material. As always, this was a very productive session, and I look forward to working with her again soon."
"The student and I reviewed her entire unit on solving systems of equations and inequalities today because she has a test on Thursday. She and I began with a review on graphing systems of linear inequalities because she was unsure of when to shade. We practiced graphing using an iPad application. After a few practice problems, we moved on to review other areas of the unit. The last area we worked on was solving word problems with systems of equations. I have been drilling it into her that when an answer doesn't make sense, or even when it does, she should always check her work. Upon checking her work, she usually identifies any issues herself and is able to fix them. I am confident that she has the potential to do well on this test and I am impressed that she is self-checking on her own without any prompting."